One Person's Guide to Suicide Prevention.
This book is written by a woman who has survived multiple suicide attempts, and gives the suicidal thinker concrete, plainspoken and brave advice on what to do when you think you want to die.
The statistics on suicide are staggering. According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, in 1997 more teenagers and young adults died from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease combined. It is an international epidemic.
Susan Blauner is the perfect emissary for a message of hope, and a program of action, for these millions of people. She's been through it, and speaks and writes eloquently about feelings and fantasies surrounding suicide. She offers optimism and suggestions for those experiencing suicidal thoughts and for their friends and family. Her voice is direct, non-judgmental, fresh, loving and even funny at times.
Engaging, informed, and passionate, this book is destined to be a classic memoir/resource/guide for those navigating the troubled waters of depression and suicidal thoughts.